Transformers return: two new films under development that will restart the franchise after Bumblebee

It’s been a little over a year since Bumblebee arrived to steal our hearts with a charming eighties spirit, celebrating the notion that seemingly war-like giant robots and humans can co-exist peacefully, produced in the style of John Hughes Cinema. A spin-off movie after a hiatus when we hadn’t heard from the Transformers cinematic universe for a while. Although I consider myself to be a strong defender of the symphony of chaos, explosions and twisted metal designed by Bay, I must admit that The Last Knight began to instill in me some symptoms of fatigue rather than making me excited for future installments in the franchise.

This is precisely what Paramount and Hasbro decided to do with Bumblebee – reducing the scale of the Transformers movie adventure to articulate fun, authentic fun, and which is claimed to be the best part of hexalogy thanks to its ability to touch hearts while offering performances to remember.

Having Travis Knight, the author of the animated miracle entitled Kubo The Two Strings direct this film provides a good clue about the the road taken by the spin-off centered on the charming yellow Autobot. There was incredibly good acting, but there was also fantastic GCI (instead of ‘Bee pissing on John Turturro). Movie making is inseparable from the progress of animation technology in various fields, especially in the field of online games. Just take the example set forth by gambling sites with stunning graphic design. You can see an example here at

The second fundamental part in which Bumblebee is built is, as strange as it seems, the John Hughes school of cinema. A clear source of inspiration from the offset – his reference to The Breakfast Club is very good – not only encapsulating the era in which it was created or the importance of successful music selection, but also the extraordinary treatment of the female protagonist. This unusual combination produces an unexpectedly great film, without losing the slightest trace of the essence that has marked the genetic code of the franchise. It cocooned its dramatic vision with special attention, emphasizing the reinforcement of a narrative that was always displayed as the main weaknesses of its predecessors by chaos and careless action.

This is not surprising, because since Michael Bay brought the eternal battle between the Autobots and Decepticons to the big screen in 2007, the sequels have been happening periodically until the premiere of the film directed by Travis Knight

But don’t panic, because Paramount Pictures won’t ruin the opportunity to continue exploring the Hasbro franchise. According to Variety, screenwriters James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joby Harold (Army of the Dead) are working on two new films in this series. The first will be a kind of reboot “with larger casting and larger scale in terms of production”, while others can be set in the same universe as Bumblebee.

There are currently no directors connected to any of the projects, but we expect updates on this and casting as it happens. Paramount continue to see Transformers as a priority, especially as the franchise has taken over $4bn at the box office globally to date. So you just have to wait and see where they intend to take the adventures of Optimus Prime, Megatron and company next.

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